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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during October 2010

The news are taking mailing lists by storm: http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#releasenotes/Java/JavaSnowLeopardUpdate3LeopardUpdate8RN/NewandNoteworthy/NewandNoteworthy.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40010380-CH4-DontLinkElementID_2 "As of the release of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, the version of Java that is ported by Apple, and that ships with Mac OS X, is deprecated. This means...
A good starting point for thinking about the consequences of the Oracle + IBM deal is in the blog of Gianugo Rabellino: ... I will readily admit there is a positive side in IBM ditching Harmony and joining OpenJDK, as the world is now closer to enjoy a strong Java platform. The problem is the price tag. With IBM surrendering to the Oracle bully, the Java Community Process is now as credible as...
The huge news, that is the deal with IBM on OpenJDK, make it clear - if somebody still had doubts - about what is Oracle's strategy for Java: Java remains open, as per OpenJDK license, but there must be a unique open implementation, the OpenJDK. Quoting the linked post: In a blog posting, IBM's VP of Linux and open source, Bob Suitor, further explained, "We think this is the pragmatic...
NetBeans 6.10 has been renamed to NetBeans 7.0. This year there has been a bit of uncertainty about the name of the next major NetBeans release due to the fact that Oracle wants to keep it in sync with the next major Java release. We all know that a few weeks ago Oracle announced that a trimmed down version of Java 7 will be released in 2011 and this is the reason behind the NetBeans roadmap...
There have been a few blogs about forking Java and some discussion around. I'm just recollecting a couple of answers that I gave to two mailing lists, mainly for my own reference. These are some of the related talks: http://www.dzone.com/links/is_it_time_to_fork_java.html http://blog.eisele.net/2010/10/free-java-jcpnext-here-are-options.html http://sacha.labourey.com/2010/10/04/time-to-fork-java...